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Newport Daily News (Newspaper) - February 27, 1951, Newport, Rhode Island Weather Data hlfh A. M.. I1. M.; low A. M., P. M. temperature high low 87. ESTABLISHED 1846 Vol. 24 Local Forecast Cloudy ;uiil colder tonight Ml4 Wi'ilni'Mlay, tonight low Gentle wt-nlcrly becoming moderate northerly to- night mid brink northerly Wednes- day. Detailed Report On Page Z NEWPORf, R. I., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1061 PAGES PRICE rare OBVTS GI'S CRACK MAIN RED DEFENSE LINE COUNCILMEN SEND CITY BUDGET OVER MARK If Adopted, figwes Would Send Tax Rate This Year Up To Tentatively approving the pub- lic works department and School Committee budget requests Mon- day night, tho Representative Council budget committee sent Its growing 1051 budget over J2.200.000. With more than 000 still to be added for poilrc, fire and school retirement funds, the temporary budget, it made permanent, would add around J3.20 to this year's tax rate of ?27 GO or a 1951 rate of 70. The budget will go to a prun- ing committee for a downward revision. Paul F. Murray, council chairman, had not decided today whether tho pruning committee, would be a sub-committee or the full committee of 20. For the first time in about 20 years, the council tentatively adopted tho full amount request- ed by the School Committee. The committee had requested J710.39D. Edward J. Corcoran, School Com- mittee chairman, and Carl H Porter-Shirley, superintendent 01 schools, explained the federal grant. This cut the school request to which the budget committee tentatively adopted. Bond Issue Discussed Councilman Salvatoro L. Virga- clamo explained that his resolu- tion on r proposed bond issue for repairing school buildings, sub- mitted for council action in March, did not set a sum of a year. Ho said it asked the School Committee to submit a survey of the schools and the amount required for necessary repairs bv March 15. The bond Issue, which would be issued over a five-year period, would be based on this total amount. The public works department (Continued On Page 2) Jalbert, Woonsocket Republican, Named By Roberts For Judgeship Governor Dennis J. Roberts to- day sent to tho senate the ap- pointment of Eugene L. .Jalbert, Woonsocket attqrney, as associ- ate justice of the superior court. Although a Republican during his active political career, Jal- bert was endorsed by Franco- American pcmocratlc party lead- ers. Upon confirmation by the senate which is expected to go along with the appointment, he will succeed Judge Alberlc A. Archambault of West Warwick, who died last December. Judge Archambault was A Democrat. Jalbort was active in Republi- can party affairs for many years until his resignation from the State Central Committee in 1940. Mayor Qulllaumo Parent of Woonaockot, a Democrat who earlier had nought support for tho Judgcshlp, withdrew last week in favor of Jalbert. Four ot the present members of the superior court, including Judge Mortimer A. Sullivan of Lhls city, are eligible to retire on full pension. Others include Pre- siding Justice Charles A. Walsh and Judges Patrick P. Curran and 3. Frederick Frost. Five Five Democrats Of the 10 members now on the bench, five are Republicans and Eugene L. Jalbert five are'Democrats. The Republl cans include Presiding Justice Walsh, and Judges Walter .Curry of this city, Frost, Philip C. Joslin and Harold A. Andrews. The Dem- (Continued on Page 4) Navy To Boost Sailors' Clothing Allowance Mar. 1 BOSTON, Feb. 27 cost of outfitting the men of the U, S. navy goes up March 1. But the navy will help ila Man- ors meet tho higher coat dress- ing by raising initial ami subse- quent clothing allowances. Tho new navy, price list has blue dress pants going from s, pair to blue dress jumpers from to pea coats from to The Initial allowance for en- listed men, however, will be raised from the present to Enlisted men up to first class petty officer will got a monthly clothing allowance in- stead oC the current up to three years of scivlco, After that will get instead ot 20, Chief petty officers with up to three years of service will i ecelve a month Instead of After three years service they will get instead of Truman Unconcerned At Ratification Of Amendment On President's Term FRENCH CABINET COLLAPSE FEARED Premier, Members Clash Over Election Law Plan PARIS, Feb. 27 Rone Pleven's coalition govern mcnt is in serious danger and ma collapse tonight in a showdow with parliament on how to con, duct tho scheduled Novembe elections, informed observers re ported. Extreme pessimism over the lif of tho cabinet wan expressed I the corridors as the National scmbly met for a series of vote of confidence on proposed election law reform, Tho cabinet has proposed dras tic modification of the present pro porUonul representation system in n move to cut the lopsided Com munist membership In the Nation al Assembly. Premier Pleven sale the vote on thla question would be one of confidence in the three party middle-of-the-road govern mont. May Vote Dlncumlon Some observers say the As sembly might agree to take up thi election proposal for dlscuilon anc thus give Pleven his'vote of con fldencc. But then, these observers said t wait likely Parliament would '0 on to defeat the actual plan. 'hough they want to reduce the Communist members, the Social (Continued on Page 4) Ferry Asks Jamestown Town Council For Early Vote Requested The Jamestown-Newport Terry Company stipulated to the James- town Town Council Monday night that the final ilguic of the sub- sidy it was requesting from tho town was The amount was above the sum asked for last month, rcpiesentlng what Is needed to pay off a lien on the ferry James- town, recently as the result of n libel suit suit against the company filed by tho Electric Boat Company of Groton, Conn which alleges nn unpaid bill of Tho heating on the libel action was postponed for ten days by Judge Kdwaid lj. Leahy Monday to glvo tho foiry company time for filing nn answer In Providence U. S. District Court, The rompiiny asked tho council to cull a Mimncliil town mooting nt tho cm Host date possible to liuvo DIP subsidy voted on. It pnrmlsslvo IngMntmo Is icqulicd, Uio cow- punv'H continued, the forrv (lli'c( torn had votod to pro- mod Immediately to have tho piopor bill Introduced. Tim council loluirocl llio to Dmilol .T. Muii'iiy, town attor- nov. for lUidy and i ecommonda- Vlolru IMnrns 'In Florida Meanwhile It was learned that M James Vlelrn, a director of and attorney for the ferry company, had rotuinod to his winter homo in St. Petersburg, Fla., after four I days in Jamestown. I Previously the had re- fused to act on tho libel suit with out his advice. The requests sub- mitted to -the council were voted at a directors meeting Friday. The company's earlier request for funds made January 22 speci- fied among other things that the company had a bank note which fell due February 24, last Saturday. Ferry Manager John F. Boono said Monday that the note1 had been renewed, and said that if the subsidy were forthcoming he ex pectcd the company to pull through, Tho company was labelled "ln> solvent" last week by Elphrage Goulot, director of the state bur- eau of audits, who made, an In- vestigation of company records. Karly Mooting Date Urgrd Councilman Alfred W. Bowser, who was present at tho council mooUng after several weeks of ill- now, said that It was "unfortun- ate" tho council had not had more time to eludy the ferry company's Jn voting to refer the request to Muritiv, Bowser wild ho felt nn curly date for the town meeting should bo sot. Ho added that he was not personally in favor of voting money to tho ferry company and that he endorsed the' state ferry authority bill due to come before tho state senate corporations com- mittee Wednesday. Councilman Jay B. Whltehead (Continued on Page 2) WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 UP) President Truman showed com- plete unconcern'today ratifi- cation of the constitutional amend- ment limiting a, president to two elected terms, "1 havo no he said. "It doesn't affect me." Mr. comment was given to newspapermen by Presi- dential Secretary Joseph Short. While the new, 22nd amendment does not apply to Mr. Truman, it may become A talking point aa the time approaches for naming the 1982 Presidential candidates, Former President Herbert Hoo- ver also declined comment on the amendment. The amendment, while limiting future Presidents to two elective a person who has served two years or less ot an un- explrcd term to be elected twice on his own. As President at the time th amendment was approved by the Republican controlled 80th Con gross, Mr. Truman was specifically exempted. Thus ho would be permitted to run for a second full term in 1952 even though his White House ten- ure would then fall within the ban set out in tho new amendment. He has not said .whether ho will run. Nevada In 86th State Utah and Nevada legislatures acted in quick succession Monday night to approve the amendment. Nevada compelled action at P. M. become the 36th stato to ratify tho amendment. The constitution requires that amendments to it be ratified by throe-fourths of tho 36 at become law. A two- thirds majority in Congress is re- quired to submit amendments to the states, The amendment has been before the states since March 1947., Considered FDR Ilebuke The amendment when proposed was generally regarded as a re- buke to late President Frank- lin Roosevelt who won four terms in the White House. He this broke (Continued on 4) Auto Price Freeze To Be Extended By OPS WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 Officials of tho Office of Price Stabilization (OPS) said today hoy plan to extend the auto price 1reozo, which otherwise would ex- pire March 1. JOHNSTON NOD SEEN ON 10% PAY FORMULA INCREASE Economic Stabilizer To Ask Shattered Wage Unit To Consider Modification WASHINGTON Feb. 27 A. high government official said today Economic Stabilizer Johns- ton will approve the 10 per cant "catch up" wage increase formula as It stands, but will invite the Mattered wnge board to reasscm- Jle at once to consider modifica- tions. This official, .who may not be quoted by name, said the changes on which Johnston will suggest study might persuade the three abor members of the nine-man >oard to return. They quit in pro- :est against the ten per cent pat- tern. This pattern wage Increases would authorize totaling 10 per cent .between Jan. 15, 1950 and next July 1. The order from the national 'reduction Authority (NPA) es- abllshea a special priority, rating for supplies for maintenance, re- pair and operations excepting materials going into end products. The new order, a part of the whole controls program, came on ho heeta of one regulating tha civilian use ot ru'pber products affecting Items in all and at a time when a declaration of national wage policy was Im- minent. Material Shortages Cited Manly Flotsohmann, the NPA administrator, said the new order s designed to enable business and ndustrlal firms, schools and other nstltutlons to remain in good re- pair "so that operate at a maximum-rate'1 consistent with direct defence-requirements." He added in a release that many enterprises and Institutions are now having great difficulty In ibtaining 'materials and equipment or such purposes.! NPA's order, permits business The manufacturers' prices of new cars now are frozen at the evols of last Dec. 3. The order was issued in mid-December, and was the .first price control order y tho OPS. Officials said (ho order may be extended to April 1 to give them line to work out new regulations or mnmifactiircrs of nil kinds, KOI' the two months the OPS has boon working on a rcvl- Ion of the auto price freeze that vould permit the n Nome oases at raise rices to liolp compensate for Igher costs of production. Tho agency has derided not to fisuo this revision separately; but loncerns and other institutions to apply a priority rating, culled to orders for mainten- ance repair and operating supplies without individual authorization y NPA. The order applies to all business nterprises, and to any federal state or local governmental agency. It applies also to any legal public or private institution In tho TTnltcd States, specifically Includ- ing schools, libraries, hospitals, churches, clubs, and welfare establishments. Rubber Curb lilts Many Items An order reducing or eliminat- ing the use of natural rubber in a list of items ranging from auto Urea to baby pants and "falsies" will be issued by Thursday and will take effect that day. The National Production Au- thority (NPA) announced the forthcoming order Monday night. By limiting usage of natural rubber to percentages ranging down to zero, depending on the typo of product, the order in ef- fect will place a month- ly celling on civilian consump- tion of natural rubber. Imports beyand that amount will go Into stockpile pr military goods. Manufacturers will be required to mix synthetic with natural rub- ber. They will be permitted a 000-ton total consumption of both types in March, an increase of roughly tons over this month. Tires for smaller passenger cars will average not more than 18 per, cent natural ruber, larger sizes 22 per cent. White side- walls will be banned, and pas- senger car tubes will contain syn- thetic rubber. RFC PROBERS HEAR MINK COAT GIFT TRACED TO LAWYER Fur Piece Given To Woman Charged To Man Who Handled Loans WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 Senate Investigators received test! mony- today that an mink coat, delivered to Mrs. B. Mer Young lust fall, was charged to the account of a Washington lawyer who has handled RFC loan applications. Louis O. Wheeler, New York furrier who sold the coat, laid I was first charged to Young about Bopt, 1Q, i960, but that later the charge was switched to the account of Joseph J. Rosen baum. Roscnbaum has been de- scribed by Investigators u hav- ing power to Influence granting of RFC loans. Wheeler testified before a Sen ate banking subcommittee which Is looking into the question whither influence and favoritism has figured In loans by the Recon- struction Finance Corporation. Rep. Sutton, (D-Tenn.) charged In a House speech recently that the coat was a payment for Influence in RFC loans. He said that at least he had heard rumors to that effect. Young, whose wife la a White House stenographer, to the Senate subcommittee last week that it was he who bought the coat. Wheeler related that Rosenbaum had represented his ther-Jenckcl, New York when it obtained approval of its application for a RFC loan April 8, 1050. N, Y. Blocked Loan Ho added that New York law- yers for tho RFC later blocked the loan and the firm was advised'list November that the money would not be loaned, Wheeler described the coat M "natural royal pastel mink." Wheeler said the coat was paid for in two installments by Rosen- baum, who got a 10 per cent dis- count because he was the firm's lawyer. Senator Fulbrlght chairman of the Senate subcom- mittee, culled a public hearing to receive Wheeler's testimony. Fulbright's subcommittee stirred President Truman to wrath recent- ly with a report to the 'Senate that Young, White House' aide Donald Dawson find others have influenced huge Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) loans, called the report Fulbrlght, Insisting "we are not Booking for any quarrel with the WHERE ,REDS PULL BACK IN 'VIRTUAL ROUT' PINCCHS AS MUD S10W5 MLHS Map located area in central Korea where estimated Reds pulled back to escape Allied trap (three-pronged arrow) net up by 10th Corps "Operation Killer" drive launched from Chechon. and early thaw bogged down U. N. efforts to close pincers, but pull- back was described a "virtual rout." At Hoengsong, and Allies were dug In on opposite sides of city. On other flank, U. 8. miles beyond Pangnlm. Broken line western front area where Reds (open arrow) turned back Allied patrol (black arrow) in Seoul area. Hoover Sees 100 Divisions Needed To Hold Europe, Warns Of Land War Mr. Truman asinine, told group's revived reporters hearings his are being held only to "prove our re- port was not asinine." Coat Made Itmue Rep. Sutton (D-Tenn.) made Issue of Mrs. Young's coat recent- ly. He said It may be of costly "white mink or received by Young as part of a fee for help- ing some firm to get an RFC loan. Young flatly denied the implica- tion, Young announced Monday he (Continued on Page 4) AIRLINER CRASHES TULSA, Okla., Feb. 27 UP) A mid continent passenger plane carrying 30 persons was reported to" havo crashed near Municipal Airport shortly after 1 P, M. (CST) today. First reports Mid the craft began to burn. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 Former President Herbert Hoove said today Europe can't', be de fended-with less than 100 divi slono and there "utmost Joop ardy" in Involving the Unite States In a land war. Testifying before the Senot 'oreign relations and armed serv ceg committees on the troops-to Europe issue, Hoover said In prepared statement: "It to me that there I only one' real salvation for Burop at the present moment. That is o build up the air and nava lower of the United States nnc Irltatn so as to overwhelm Rus la In case of attack." Hoover was one of several Re publican leaders called by the coin nilttees to give their views on th administration plan for sendln nore troops Europe to bolste defenses against Soviet aggres ilon. The former president: appears after Sonata Republican leade Wherry of Nebraska had bittcrlj assailed Gov. Thomas B. Dcwcj and Harold E. Staosen for thcl ipposltion his troops-tor Europ esolutlon. Wherry Air Force- Wherry also struck at military advocates of ground warfare say Ing Congress must "break tin noose that now hangs over our al The Nebraska lawmaker HC cused Dewcy of resorting "to the tactic of smearing" the resolution in his appearance before the Sen ate foreign relations and armed services committees last Satur- day. The committees are considering a Wherry, resolution which wouk record the Senate as opposed to President Truman's sending ad- ditional troops to Europe until Congress has passed on the policy. Wherry said Stassen wag con- fused in his interpretation of the North Atlantic treaty, and that evidence against Stasscn's "im- (Contlnued on Page 4) J. Edgar Hoover Urges Cooperation Of Patriots To Guard U. S. Security By J. Edgar Hoover, Director, i hrough an order applying to lanufauturers in general.] This weeping order will toll urers how much they can charge ver and above their actual costs. But this order wonj.t be ready y March t. It should be ready omctlmo In March. That's why, according to the OPS officials, the freeze will be extended. federal Bureau of Investigation, Written for the Associated Press] WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 'ho internal security of the United States can bo maintained inly with tho full cooperation of ,11 patriotic Americans. As our mobilization reality, we those who would llko to wnahon America will move into action. The OomrminltO, party, USA, has become more and more nn program becomes a must expect thnt underground organization. Tt is imperative that tho public understand tho of security and of the various present program know the duties agencies which III F IJMUItjn WIMSJM o accomplish the same purpose havo boon designated to guard the nation's military and econom- ic socrots from foreign agents and its vital industrial facilities critical areas from potential saboteurs and subversive groups within the country. Every loyal citizen has a share In this responsibility and If he knows and understands the Impor- tance of his role as it to the general program the task ahead will be approached with national unity and full confidence. FBI Responsible Tho public is aware that the FBI has been given the general respon- sibility for the investigation of enplonage, sabotage and subver- sive activities within tho United States under tho Becurlty program ns defined by exouullvc orders and Congressional enactments. Other phases of the responsibility have boon unsigned to various other agencies or tho government, Tho public should bo alart to re- port all Infor.natloit directly to the FDI which relates to the fol- lowing spoolllu matters; 1. Allocations of espionage, sabotage, or subversive activities, 2. Foreign submarine landings, 3. Suspicious parachute land- ings. 4. Possession and distribution of foreign-Inspired propaganda. 5. TheCt or unauthorized- pos- tiosslon or purchase of largo quan- tities of firearms, ammunition or (Continued on Page 3) Stock Market Prices NEW YORK, Feb. 27 den weakness In the stock market today dropped prices by as much as to a share. The volume of trading picked up a little on the downside, but it was not pronounced. Opening prices were firm almost all the way around, and conces- sions were limited to a few cents. Within the first hour, however, there were abrupt drops here and there followed by general weak- ness. The selling centered in steels, motors and rails, and there were a moderate number of Issues on the losing side in the chemicals, non- ferrous metals, oils, televisions, and utilities. Despite the drop, trading con- tinued on a more or less limited that him been characteris tic of recent nmrliaty, Monday the miirkcl ended un- changed on average despite the brilliant upside action of somo of the lenders. Lower today worn Booing, U. S. Steel, Chrysler, General Motors, U, S. Rubber, Admiral Arnorluiil Telephone, Southern Co, (one block of shares moved off at Anaconda Copper, American Cyunamld, Du Pont, Southern Railway, Nickel Plate, and Stanard Oil (N. On the higher side were all is- of Pittsburgh Steel (on di- vidend Douglat> Aircraft, Lockheed, Goodrich, American Woolen, and Paramount LOWER DRAFT AGE MOVE CRITICIZED GOP Senhn Hit Step To Drift 18-YortUi WASHINGTON, Feb. 2T Some Republican senators today sharply criticized the administra- tion request to lower the draft age to 18 and set up a long-term sys- tem of compulsory military train ing. Their views became known after n closed-door conference took no formal action as A group for or against the program. On the senate floor, Senator Lyndon Johnson (-Tex opened the administration drive for passage of the Universal Military Train- ing Service bill (UMTS) with a statement thai "boldness and decision are required He said the woild situation brought about by Soviet Russia and her Communist satellites forces the drafting of 18 year olds and the lengthening of required service from 21 to 26 months. Chairman MIMIkin of the Republican conference sup- plied reporters an account 01 what went on in the closed door discus- sions. This indicated that many provisions regarding lowering the draft age, extending the service and other major points would be fought out on the Senate floor. Alkrn Draft Strp Senator Aikcn ques- tioned tho need for drafting 18 year olds when only "six Nation- al Guard divisions have been called ip and 21 other divisions appar- ently arc not to be called." Senator Saltonstall me of the five Republicans on the Senate armed services committee who voted with seven Democrats or the UMTS bill, explained and defined its provisions at the GOP ;esslon. Saltonstall said it was probable no 18 year old actually would be CHASE ENEMY INTO MOUNTAINS, SMASH COUNTfKATTACKS Communists Suffer s "Terrific" Losses; Marines Back In Actta TOKYO, Feb. 27 An Amer- ican regiment cracked the main Korean Red defenses on the eiut- ccntnil battlefront today after doughboys in the same tutelar smashed five fierce Communist counterattacks. The were being chased In- to an unchartored mountain wild- erness. "We have broken their main of said Col. WUIisa. R. Quinn, commander of U. S. Seventh Division regi- ment that broke through the on the east-Weat highway from Pangnlm to Wonju. "But we're not letting them he told A. P. Correspondent Tom Stone. "We're going in after them, and we're going to them out of the hills and leys and caves." Quinn said his riflemen and arlllllerymon were taking ter- rific loll of the enemy. "Our casualties have amazingly he added. He described the teernln into which nix tioops were chasing the Reds as "wild and unmapped." Supplies were being carried -on tacks across BO that may men literally to crawl up them." "On one pinnacle knocked us off the he MM, All along the central warfront United Nations forces moved ahead steadily but cautiously. The five Korean Red attacks were hurled back by u. S. Second Division on left flank of the Seventh Division in predawn darkness 15 mllea southeast ot Hoengnong. The fight- ing, In a howling wind, lasted mart than three Field dispatches reported it wu one of the sharpest in the week-old renewal of the United Nations drive to kill, jnn.lm or cap- lure Chinese and Korean south of Parallel 38. Pace Drive The upearhraded by the U, S. First Marine ap- parently has thwarted or delayed a Chinese counter-offensive by four to six armies, A U. S. Army spokesman Chinese had been shifted into defense -positions. He added that It would require soveral for the Reds to regroup for any drive against the Allies. A. P, Corcrspondcnt Nate Polo- wetzky reported "all evidence along the central front continued to point to a planned withdrawal" behind stubborn rearguard actions. The disclosure that the First Marine Division Is pacing the drive in the mid-section of the central front was the first report of the hardened leathernecks In action since December. At that time the wrote another vivid chapter in the corps' history with a lighting withdrawal from the Chnngjln Reservoir to the northeast coast port of Huug- nam. In Tuesday's action, the leather- (Contlnued on Page 4) DUBOSE PERSONNEL CHIEF nducted before July 1, 18D2 -mnd uotcd Assistant Secretary of Defense Anna M. Rosenberg .uthorlty for this forecast. Ho explained that before local raft boards could call any 18 (Continued on Page 4) WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 President Truman today nominat- ed Robert Ramspeck, former Dem- ocratic Representative from, Georgia, to be chairman of the Civil Service Commission. Rear Admiral Laurence T. DnboKo was nominated to chief of naval personnel with the rank of vice admiral. He aUo will serve as deputy chief of naval operations for personnel. U. S. Asks Jury Return Death Verdict Against Killer Of White House Guard WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 A ovcrnmont piosecutor told a odoral Jury today ho expects It to etui'n a verdict dooming Oscar olliizo lo death in the electric hair for killing a White House nurd dining nn iiltrmpl lo as- nnnliuito Pri'Aldenl Tiunmn, Collazo, a 37-year old Puerto .lean Nationalist, Is on trial on a largo of mm dor In thn sluyltig f the giiiud dmlng n KIIII bnltli! ovcmber nl tho onfrnnce to lair House, (he Prenldent's lem- orary residence. U. 8 Attorney Morris ay told the Jury In nn opening lalemcnt how Collazo and mi ccompllco plotted to kill Mr .Tru- mn und how the allvmpt was oiled by the guards. He said Col- had admitted his part in the -tempted assassination and con- 'uded "We will ask and expect a ver- let of guilty as charged in tho In- ctmcnts rclurned by the grand Jury." While federal court Juries do not fix the punishment, a first degree murder vi-rdlct carries with it a mnnilntot'v dPBth Fay disclosed thnt Collaxo'i companion, Grlncllo WM klllfd by officer Coffflt after Coffrll Imd been morUJly wounded, Shot Through I'XV told Hie Jury Ihm behoving thill CrjfMt Imd from the gun Bind1 Hoiwc, turned to aunt hoc officer, Jonoph It. Dowrw, Bill mild Coffrll ftrcd through Ton bruin. It WM the only shot Coffolt Bred. Coffelt died that night, and Collnzo la on trial for his death. not always the defense outlines Its CMC imme- diately after (the prosecution finishes, Collazo U being tried for (Continued M Page 4)
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